Introducing probability to Petri nets through continuous time and transition firing rates. Markov chains, and variations thereon: Discrete Time Markov Chains (DTMC); Markov decision procedures (MDP); Continuous Time Markov Chains (CTMC). How this last one is appropriate to capture the behaviour of a stochastic Petri net. Brief mention of the PRISM probabilistic model checker.
Read §§1–3 of this tutorial article.
- Marta Kwiatkowska, Gethin Norman, and David Parker. Probabilistic model checking for systems biology. In Symbolic Systems Biology: Theory and Methods. Jones and Bartlett, 2010. To appear.
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